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Old 12-21-2007, 08:57 PM   #1
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Recovering SD data

Hi, I ran into a very inconvinient problem. I took a bunch of pictures with my camera which saves it to a SD card and my sister decided to stick it in her mac, it imediately said something like "the device has no format would you like to format". I then put in my sabayon box and a bunch of empty folders appeared while there where about 300 pictures before.

The pictures are still there because 1.5GB out of the 2Gb are being used and I can hardly believe a bunch of empty folders take 1.5GB.

Now the big question, how to get them out?

I know a bunch of programs in windows to ge the job done but they all cost quite a bit of money and I erased windows about a year ago now. So any idea on any open source programs for linux to get the job done?

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Take a look at the SD disk with "fdisk -l". I wonder if the MAC resized the old partitioned or if there was a small amount of free space that it formatted. Browse the disk in the console instead of graphically. Try "ls * -RA" to make sure you didn't miss any files occupying that space.

It would also be a good idea to create an image of the disk or to write-protect it
Old 12-21-2007, 10:14 PM   #3
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Thanks Ill take a look into it.
I already had it write protected just in case but creating an image of it is a very good idea as well, ill do that too.


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